Where The Jobs Will Be In 2019
If you’re hoping to ring in the new year with a new job, the outlook has never been so bright—or at least it hasn’t been in the past decade. Not only do economists expect the U.S. labor market’s historically tight trend to continue into 2019, but hiring intentions among employers are projected to reach highs not seen since before the Great Recession.
“We have every reason to believe that after the first quarter it will continue to be a tight labor market next year,” says Becky Frankiewicz, president of ManpowerGroup North America, the Milwaukee-based global staffing firm. Each quarter, ManpowerGroup conducts an Employment Outlook Survey to determine the hiring plans of employers in America’s 100 most populated metro areas. When seasonally adjusted, the report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals a net employment outlook of 20%, a 1% increase from both the first and final quarters of 2018.